Crystal Palace agree fee for Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt

27 January 2017 09:54

Sunderland have agreed a fee which could eventually rise to £14million for defender Patrick van Aanholt with Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.

The Eagles have been given permission to speak to the 26-year-old Dutchman, who had submitted a transfer request, and he will now travel to London in a bid to push through his move.

Black Cats chief executive Martin Bain said: "If a player openly states he does not want to play for our club, then it is clear that we have a decision to make. In this instance and in regard to this particular player, we have done what we feel is right for Sunderland, which will always be our priority."

Source: PA


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